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What is Spain?
Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a Western European country. The country consists of Peninsular Spain which is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic ocean, two archipelagos, one in each sea, and two autonomous cities in North Africa.
Due to Spain's geographical situation and orographic conditions, the climate is extremely diverse it can be roughly divided in three areas:
- The moderate Continental climate takes place in the inland areas of the Peninsula (largest city, Madrid).
- The Mediterranean climate region, which roughly extends from the Andalusian plain along the southern and eastern coasts up to the Pyrenees, on the seaward side of the mountain ranges that run near the coast (largest city, Barcelona).
- An Oceanic climate takes place in Galicia and the coastal strip by the Bay of Biscay (largest city, Bilbao). This area is often called Green Spain.
The main language of Spain is Spanish but the Spanish Constitution, although affirming the sovereignty of the Spanish Nation, recognises historical nationalities and languages like Basque, Catalan, Galician, Aranes Aragonese, and Asturian.
Spanish cuisine consists of a great variety of dishes which stem from differences in geography, culture and climate. It is heavily influenced by seafood available from the waters that surround the country, and reflects the country's deep Mediterranean roots. Spain's extensive history with many cultural influences has led to a unique cuisine with literally thousands of recipes and flavors.
Sport in Spain has been traditionally dominated by football (soccer) (since the early 20th century), cycling and bullfighting (since the 17th century). Today, Spain is a major world sports power, especially since the 1992 Summer Olympics that were hosted in Barcelona and promoted a great variety of sports in the country. The great touristic attraction of the country has caused an improvement of the sports infrastructure, especially for water sports, golf and skiing.
Although Chapter 2 of the Constitution states that no religion shall have a state character, Roman Catholicism is the main religion in the country. About 76% of Spaniards self-identify as Catholics, about 2% with another religious faith, and about 19% identify as non-believers or atheists. A study conducted in October 2006 by the Spanish Centre of Sociological Investigations shows that from the 76% of Spaniards who identify as Catholics or other religious faith, 54% hardly ever or never go to church, 15% go to church some times a year, 10% some time per month and 19% every Sunday or multiple times per week. About 22% of the whole Spanish population attend religious services at least once a month.
Each municipality is allowed to declare a maxim of 14 public holidays per year up to nine of these are chosen by the national government and at least two are chosen locally.
National public Holidays:
January 1 - New Years Day - Año Nuevo
Moveable - Good Friday - Viernes santo
May 1 - Labour Day - Dia del Trabajador
August 15 - Assumption of Mary - Asunción
October 12 - Columbus Day - Dia de la Hispanidad (Spain national day)
November 1 - All Saints - Todos los Santos
December 6 - Constitution Day- Dia de la Constitución
December 8 - Immaculate Conception - Inmaculada Concepción
December 25 - Christmas Day - Navidad
- Gabriel_87October 2007
I would like to start to learn french language and i think it´s a good idea to have a penpal from france.
I can teach Spanish and also we can speak english each other.
If someone want to start with the experience let me know
Sono nuovo qui. Non so come funziona questa comunità ma me piacerebbe imparare l'italiano. Io mi chiamo José e sono di Siviglia, sud della Spagna.
Hi I'm new, I would like to learn English and Italian in a fun way.Hola soy nuevo, me gustaria aprender Ingles y italiano de una forma divertida.
Ciao io sono nuovo, mi piacerebbe imparare l'inglese e l'italiano in modo divertente.
02 DecMadridVamos a tomar algo a Bar Collins (interior) y hablamos en Inglés (y Español..), Fri, Dec 2, 2022, 6:00 PM2 hodiny
03 DecValenciaFlag Tandem Umbracle Saturday, Sat, Dec 3, 2022, 11:00 PMZa 16 hodiny
04 DecMadridMADRID SUNDAY EXCHANGEzajtra
04 DecPalma de MallorcaLanguage Exchange Meeting, Sun, Dec 4, 2022, 7:30 PMzajtra
05 DecValenciaMonday Language Exchanges Bigben, Mon, Dec 5, 2022, 8:30 PMMonday
06 DecValenciaTuesday Language Exchange /Intercambio de Martes @ Atic (Palau), Tue, Dec 6, 2022, 8:30 PMTuesday
07 DecMadridMADRID WEDNESDAY EXCHANGEBudúci týždeň
07 DecPalma de MallorcaIntercambio de Idiomas -lenguage exchange in Brick hotel, Wed, Dec 7, 2022, 7:30 PMBudúci týždeň
08 DecValenciaThursday Language Exchange + Quiz in Bigben, Thu, Dec 8, 2022, 8:30 PMBudúci týždeň
11 DecPalma de MallorcaLanguage Exchange Meeting, Sun, Dec 11, 2022, 7:30 PMBudúci týždeň
14 DecPalma de MallorcaIntercambio de Idiomas -lenguage exchange in Brick hotel, Wed, Dec 14, 2022, 7:30 PMV 2 týždňoch
18 DecPalma de MallorcaLanguage Exchange Meeting, Sun, Dec 18, 2022, 7:30 PMV 3 týždňoch
21 DecPalma de MallorcaIntercambio de Idiomas -lenguage exchange in Brick hotel, Wed, Dec 21, 2022, 7:30 PMV 3 týždňoch
21 DecBarcelonaSpeaking Social Barcelona . Language exchange, Wed, Dec 21, 2022, 8:00 PMV 3 týždňoch
25 DecPalma de MallorcaLanguage Exchange Meeting, Sun, Dec 25, 2022, 7:30 PMDecember 2022
28 DecPalma de MallorcaIntercambio de Idiomas -lenguage exchange in Brick hotel, Wed, Dec 28, 2022, 7:30 PMDecember 2022
01 JanPalma de MallorcaLanguage Exchange Meeting, Sun, Jan 1, 2023, 7:30 PMJanuary 2023
04 JanPalma de MallorcaIntercambio de Idiomas -lenguage exchange in Brick hotel, Wed, Jan 4, 2023, 7:30 PMJanuary 2023